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The Courtyard

2-3 Rose & Crown Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JH, England
01799 522892
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Cuisines: Bar, Café, Tea Room
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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59% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Essex England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have stopped here twice during long distance cycle rides to recover and re-fuel. The food is lovely and the cakes mouth watering my favourite being carrot cake. Coffee is good quality. Friendly staff always polite and helpful. We are going to make this a regular stop when we are over that way from Harlow

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We sat outside in the courtyard as it was a nice day. As soon as we had reviewed the menu, the service was quick and friendly. We had a BLT each and the sandwiches were well filled and the granary bread was superbly soft - where do they find such bread. Would recommend this to everyone.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I live around a 10 minute walk from here, and so often meet friends or family for lunch there. There is an outdoor and indoor dining area. The indoor area is always clean and very well maintained. I note there have been a few bad reviews about the service. Whilst it can be slightly slow when they are busy, it's... More

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Cambridge
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Delicious, fresh food. Good provision for wheat and/or gluten free. Very welcoming staff and a nice, clean baby change area (with hanging mobile to keep your little one entertained!)

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

sat in the sun drenched courtyard for a quick lunch. Lovely well filled sandwhich. Freindly, accomodating service. Have been there a couple of times now and and always had a postive expereince.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Courtyard provides excellent gluten-free items, including bread, brown or white and cake, lemon cake and chocolate brownies. The breakfasts are excellent especially the gluten-free toasted bacon sandwiches. The service is good and the staff excellent. Sunday lunch is also available although I cannot comment on this as I have not yet been there on a Sunday.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

After waiting longer than we should we finally got served along with all the other tables outside who then got their drinks before us, we ordered paninis which stated it came with salad and crisps, there were no crisps and the salad consisted of a slice of cucumber, a slice of tomato and a small lettuce leaf! This was priced... More

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Herts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

As it was getting on for 2 pm on a Tuesday, decided to have a snack in this café. Most of the tables were taken. But we did not have to wait long before our order was taken. People continued to come in, so the place was quite full. After about ten minutes, our food and drinks arrived. Thought that... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We sat down and waited. And waited. Several times my wife tried to attract someone's attention. Three times we asked to be served and three times staff walked past without any acknowledgement. When someone they knew arrived they served them immediately. Even when we decided to pull on our coats and walk out no one came over to ask if... More

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Cambridge
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We went into this cafe for lunch. It looked reasonably busy so thought that must be a good sign. On going inside it looked promising, quite airy, large prep area etc...a cross between a cafe and simple restaurant. Two other tables entered at a similar time. One had their order taken and drinks arrived- our table along with the other... More

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